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Gateway Council Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scouts Cookie Season

January 18th, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council (GSGC) proudly announces Girl Scout Cookie season is officially underway.

Girl Scout troops in the Northeast/North Central Florida area are currently taking orders through their Digital Cookie websites. The Digital Cookie® platform is an innovative and educational web-based addition to the cookie program that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie businesses online. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Cookie platform provides girls with invaluable business and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills that prepare them for 21st century leadership.

Girl Scouts will begin selling door-to-door in neighborhoods beginning Friday, Jan. 26. This year, Girl Scouts will be selling with cookies in hand for immediate purchase, eliminating the need to place an order and having to wait several weeks for delivery. Cookie Booths, staffed with area Girl Scouts outside of local grocery stores and other businesses, will begin Wednesday, Feb. 7.

This year’s cookie lineup includes classic favorites, like Thin Mints® and Samoas®, and the return of S’mores, a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with a chocolate and marshmallowy filling which is the most popular flavor to launch in the 101 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Most Girl Scout cookies are $4 per box; S’mores and Toffee-tastic are $5 per box.

Consumers may also purchase Girl Scout Cookies to donate to the military through the Greater Jacksonville Area USO for $4 a box with free shipping if ordered through the Digital Cookie website.

“Every year, we get excited for the Girl Scout Cookie Program® – not just because the cookies are our favorite snacks, but because girls are going to be doing even more great things in the months ahead,” said Girl Scouts of Gateway Council CEO Mary Anne Jacobs. “Girls gain important business skills that will support them academically, personally and, later, professionally. Selling Girl Scout Cookies gives every girl the opportunity to create her own Girl Scout experience and develop as a leader, through unique adventures and powerful community service.”

Consumers can help fuel transformative leadership experiences and build the next generation of entrepreneurs by purchasing Girl Scout cookies. All of the net revenue raised — 100 percent of it — stays within the Gateway Council area.

To find out when and where Girl Scouts of Gateway Council Girl Scouts are selling cookies, visit www.girlscouts-gateway.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.

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